Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Registration Now Open for Nonprofits Workshop & Philanthropy Celebration BLOOMINGTON — Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will celebrate National Philanthropy Week on Nov. 19 with a morning workshop for local nonprofits and a noontime celebration to recognize the annual Philanthropists of the Year. The Philanthropy events will be held via Zoom this year. The morning begins…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, IL – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation will accept applications for grants in two categories from October 1 to October 30, 2020. Grant applicants will find links to the online application forms on the IPCF website at https://ilprairiecf.org/fall-grants. These grants provide support to programs that benefit residents in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. The…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

Accredited with Rigorous Philanthropic Standards BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation (IPCF) recently received re-accreditation with the nation’s highest standard for philanthropic excellence. National Standards for U.S. Community Foundations® establish legal, ethical, effective practices for community foundations everywhere. “Meeting the National Standards benchmarks is a rigorous, comprehensive process,” said Randy Royster, board member of…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – The Illinois Prairie Community Foundation board of directors has elected two new members and re-elected two officers. Turkesha Collins and Jack Conlisk were elected to the board at the IPCF’s board meeting in June. Turkesha Collins is an independent consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics and has resided in Bloomington for nearly five years.…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation is seeking nominations for its 2020 Philanthropists of the Year awards. New this year, the Community Foundation will award two Philanthropist of the Year awards –  one for Bloomington-Normal and the other for outside the Twin Cities (other parts of McLean County, plus DeWitt, Logan and Livingston counties).…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

To Support Local Nonprofits Serving Populations Impacted by COVID-19 BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded grants from its IPCF COVID-19 Response Fund to local nonprofits serving populations impacted by the COVID-19 virus and its economic consequences in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. IPCF received requests from 63 nonprofits requesting more than…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.  – Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has awarded $139,311 in three categories of grants to 73 programs in McLean, DeWitt, Livingston and Logan counties. Grants ranged from $500 to $5,505. Funding came from the Jerome Mirza Foundation, donors to the Community Foundation’s annual campaign and several endowments at the Community Foundation. Receiving 37 General…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

To Support Local Nonprofits Serving Populations Impacted by COVID-19 BLOOMINGTON, IL – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its presence in our community, Illinois Prairie Community Foundation has established the IPCF COVID-19 Response Fund to support local nonprofits that serve populations who have been impacted by the COVID-19 virus and its economic consequences. The…

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Illinois Prairie Community Foundation

BLOOMINGTON – Area high school students are being sought to participate in Youth Engaged in Philanthropy (YEP) during the 2020-2021 school year. An initiative of the Illinois Prairie Community Foundation, YEP is a program in which high school students allocate grant funds to local nonprofits. YEP provides opportunities to build leadership and teamwork skills while…

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